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Visit Wat Putthai Sawan (Ayutthaya)

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Wat Putthai Sawan

Thai name : วัดพุทไธศวรรย์

GPS : 14.33923664,100.55800080 (See on the map)


Wat Sawan Phutthai or Monastery of Lord Buddha of the Heavens is one of the 5 temples in Ayutthaya hosting a large reclining Buddha image. Located on the south bank of the Chao Phraya River, on the outskirts of downtown, it dates from the 14th century during the reign of King Ramathibodi I and is one of the first temples built in days when Ayutthaya dominated the region.

If modern buildings were added, there remains a Khmer-style prang representing Mount Meru, which is erected in a courtyard surrounded by a covered walkway with sitting Buddha and of course a large stone reclining Buddha in the ruins of a a small vihara at the back of the temple.

Practical information about Wat Putthai Sawan

The temple entrance is free.

To get to Wat Puthai Sawan, you can take a boat at the end of U-Thong Soi 15 (opposite Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya Hospital) to cross the river. Depending on the water level, you may not be allowed to take your bike on board and may have to leave it on the dock and come back at the end of your visit to take it back.

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Putthai Sawan is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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